Wordpress: Roles Explained

Roles of the Labs.wsu.edu site explained:

  • Administrator: This role has the most control of the site. They can access all of the options and install new features, as well as add/remove users. 
  • Editor: This role can control posts, such as when to post or making changes to posts. They are generally the person who approves of articles to be published. 
  • Author: This role gives the user the ability to publish any of their posts. However, they do not have control over other people's posts. 
  • Contributor: This role can write a post, but they do not have the ability to publish their post. They instead submit it for review by the Editor. 
  • Subscriber: This role has the least rights to the site. They can change how their profile looks and they can leave comments to posts.